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Oh, yes, the time is long overdue to have term limits on Congress and judges. Why would we only limit the Executive Branch without having the same constraints on the Legislative and Judicial branches? Why indeed. It appears that the need of limits is really making its case known in these modern times. You see, politics is a “scratch your back, you scratch mine” type of forum. Unfortunately, bias does not belong in any of these branches and when the party trumps the people, the system is surely broken. Case in point is the recent decision on subsidies for ObamaCare sign-ups.

It appears that two conflicting court decisions are at issue: the U.S. District Court (just below the Supreme Court) where a 2-1 decision was handed down stating that subsidies could only be given through state exchanges. By the way; this court had 4 Obama judge appointments placed after Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option in the Senate. The other court, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ( which is supposedly equal to the District Court ) held that the subsides could be granted by HealthCare.gov. What the 4th based there opinion (why would they have an opinion and not a sound ruling?) on is that Congress (read Dems ONLY) had the INTENT to make subsides available for all. Unfortunately, that is not what the law READS.

Here is my beef. We are no longer a nation ruled BY LAW. We have become a nation ruled by the intent of someone’s opinion of how they interpret the meaning of someone else’s thought. Words use to have meaning but, if you read this site enough, you will realize that Dems/liberals don’t use definitive definitions but, rather, however something should be interpreted at the time (which seems to change as constantly as wind direction). So it appears that all branches of government have been corrupted and no longer seem to function as their assigned duties prescribe. An old joke: “What do you call 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?” Answer: “A good start!” Don’t get me wrong; lawyers were a needed and noble profession once. Anymore it is a stepping stone for self glorification. It has become corrupted in too many ways and lawyers are ever mindful of side-stepping the rule of law and perverting it. This isn’t the entire profession but a good portion of it. It seems that those same lawyers become judges…..with political ideology and leanings, where law is NOW being made instead of interpreted AS WRITTEN. There is no separation of powers anymore because we no longer have checks and balances as established by the Constitution. Since lawyers won’t clean up their own house, term limits, review boards for misconduct and dismissals are our next line of defense.

Who would have believed that after all the voting, no Nationals were selected. Jordan Zimmermann got the nod from the NL board but pulled up lame just days before the All Star game. So what happened next? They picked a Marlin which gave the NL East leaders NO representation. Oh, but hark! A Braves pitcher can’t play because of lacking rest from his last outing so the benevolent MLB picked Tyler Clipperd to take his place.

I see stats for our players that can’t be beat. I see at least 3 All Stars on this current Nats team. My favorite (since he first came up) has been Anthony Rendon, especially his performance this year, and for good reason. I love baseball. I LOVE BASEBALL! And it has shown politics for some time now. This is getting out of hand and politics seems to be ruining every facet of daily life. I like Clippard a lot (Mama doesn’t) but I can watch him during regular games. I have decided to let this All Star game go and stick with the regular season Nats games. And when we win the pennant, we can do it without the help of MLB. Then next year the MLB will be scrambling to get Nat players for the All Star game. Shame they can’t see the light shinning in their eyes now.

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Hello everyone!
Been a while because I have been busy out here with real life, but I wanted to comment on this Iraq issue because it is really bothering me.
Simply put, going back into Iraq is the LAST thing we need to do. The “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Levant” (ISIS) is posting the horrific pictures and atrocities on twitter and other social media in an attempt to goad us back into the war. US troops back on the ground would be a recruiting boon ISIS.

Yes ISIS is anti-Shia and a jihad against them is seen as legit in their eyes, but drawing in the CLEAR kufaar (infidels) would be an even bigger attraction for potential Sunni recruits from all around that region and beyond. If you listen to what they are saying they are ALREADY claiming to have defeated the “American/Shia alliance” each time they capture a new city. That of course is a lie because we have no troops fighting on the ground, but if we throw in on the side of the Shia, then many Sunnis will say, “hey ISIS was right all along” and many will join the fight against us. Then of course Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar will continue to fund the ISIS jihad. Meanwhile, the Iranians will not be forced to use their own troops to defend their side. They can sit back and watch us take another bloody nose while they benefit from our gains by dispatching their enemies. All of that without them lifting a finger or losing a single soldier.

The truth is that this is their war, not ours! We have given billions to the Iraqis in not only cash but equipment with which to fight. If they do not want to defend their homeland, then why should we defend it for them? I am betting that the Shia will not simply allow the ISIS militants to march into the south and slaughter them. They will defend themselves if we let them do that. We need to allow them to solve their own problems instead of constantly intervening and introducing an foreign element into the mix.

Secondly, in spite of what Bush and other neo-cons believe, we can NOT “install” democracy. That point is now so obvious that it should no longer even be a point of debate. The people on the ground must want democracy for themselves AND the culture must be in place for it to bloom. Those two things can not be “installed”.

Thirdly, most people in the United States have no interest in fighting another long, drawn out, quagmire where our troops are fighting with both arms tied behind their backs in a thankless effort at nation building where billions of hard earned tax payer dollars are pilfered by corrupt war lords.
This is what the “seeding of freedom” has brought to us. I say “no more”.

I must admit that I have been waiting for one of Gaius’s thoughtful posts to liven things up but I understand the rigors of the daily grind and children, so I’ll give you a rounding of what is happening in the news.
LoCo wants to close 4 schools they own outright, which will save 2 million a year in operating costs. Meanwhile, 68+million will go to LCPS for fiscal year 2015. The tax rate went down .05 cents and my assessment went up 100k. That means it will only cost me another $1,000 in taxes. What a deal. And they have cut back many services in savings already. Hmm. Where is that Silver Line?
–Fast&Furious……crickets.
–Benghazi……crickets.
–IRS……crickets.
–NSA……crickets.
–Immigration reform…Dem….active.
–Equal pay for women….Dem….active.
–Koch brothers…..Dem….active.
–Bloomberg 50 million towards curtailing gun rights….Dem….new.
–Holder and Obama targeted with racism…..Dem….active.
–ObamaCare……GOP….semi-active (becoming obscure with diversions)
We have a guy feeding cows on federal land who won’t pay the Feds grazing rights. It got heated and civilians are toe-to-toe with armed Feds. Was getting ugly and not over yet. Meantime Putin is land grabbing more of the old USSR while everyone else in the world wags fingers. Ever notice that when big wars bring down aggressors, that nations go into downsizing mode with their military. The focus changes and the eye goes off the ball. During that period of non-focus, aggressors re-emerge upon the scene. Isn’t what keeps them in check are strong military nations at the ready?
Gas is up right when I am getting ready to go fishing. Why are we spending $2 for crop and processing to make $1 of ethanol, just so we can continue to ruin the internal combustion engines that use it? And food is going up. We feed ourselves and others with wheat and corn staple, yet there isn’t enough because of what is wasted as “alternate fuel”. If we took the same amount of corn and distilled it, we could save money, have less vehicles on the road and feel good about being anally raped. I guess being drunk has advantages and savings too. But, heh, ALL food is up. Steak is up (because they feed them corn I guess). I see new taxes on all my utility bills. What’s up with that? What is more important:desert turtles (who don’t like solar farms) or smelts that are nothing more than Egret food? Ever notice where many of the supermarket meats come from lately? Do you really like brushing your teeth with toothpaste that comes from the same country of massive pollution and lead paint toys that cause suicide in supervisors?
And we don’t need another 4 years of a woman president. It has been too long since we had balls in the White House. And we need more testicles in Congress too. A poster here thinks we need to build locally politically and move up. I agree, but I also agree that with a good role model at the top working down that you meet in the middle and get there twice as fast.
Out of all this news (or lack there of), that situation in Nevada with the cows has got my focus. The guy is wrong in his understanding of things. Should it have gotten out of hand? Yes, because the government is involved and that has rallied the people. The underlying theme here is freedom from government and in this case it doesn’t matter if the issue is right or wrong. It is a cause for the people and it will escalate. Could be the beginning of the people’s revolution. Someone is going to die and then all bets are off. Citizens have reached their breaking point and need a circumstance. I’ll be fishing and watching. If need be I might need to extend my vacation and visit the southwest although I’m pretty sure the uprising will come to a neighborhood near me in time. Until then I’ll be starving, going broke with taxes and healthcare. If you feel for my plight and to keep me off the government dole, you may send contributions to me here at NVTH. I promise that any excess funds will be used to buy more worthwhile things…….like bullets.

We all know that the GOP in Congress is the party of not-conservative. They state they are and turn right around and do things to aid liberal convictions. The Tea Party members of the GOP (who are more true conservatives) are shutdown and ridiculed at every turn by the GOP as a whole. Since the GOP was always associated as the party of conservatism, what happened? I know that over the years I have butt heads with hundreds of people on this subject of “the party”. What I hear most of all is that the GOP needs to win at all costs. This means to me that you trash principles and only field “winnable” candidates so as to have an “R” in some political seat. But what does that do for the people? We have R’s on the LCBOS and most of them could be Dems and you would never know the difference. I made that distinction before they were even elected. No, the GOP is NOT the party or voice of conservatism as is plainly obvious today.

Moving forward, in the news is the appointment of Shaun Kenney of Bearing Drift to executive director of the RPV. Don’t now the guy. I understand that he has made statements in February that “nativists” need to be purged from the party, and I know where that comes from and who it is directed to. But why say that? It is true that the GOP is looking to enhance its rank and file with a new breed of Republican ( opening more doors for homosexuals, Latinos, independents and women) that, supposedly, were somehow shunned from the party. And how that is done is to show these groups that you are flexible and believe in their causes. So every time the Dems come up with a trumped up issue, the GOP needs to counter with their own form on the trumped up issue. But where does law and Constitution fit in all this? We have laws to be obeyed or we change them when the majority of citizens want that. Same with the Constitution. Until that time, you don’t just arbitrarily ignore those laws because you don’t like or believe in them and you don’t ignore them to help affect change, but rather abide and enforce them UNTIL that change is made. So what gives on this statement about purging nativists from the party? Are they nativists because they hold to enforcing the law and Constitution?

The issue is immigration. No one of sane mind will ever hold someone accountable for just LISTENING, especially if it is part of your job description. I just wish that more people would do some listening as it is a skill necessary to have dialogue. You don’t need to agree with what is said but you do need to understand (from the speakers viewpoint). Conversely, a sane person will hold you accountable for what comes out of your mouth, and rightly so. The GOP wants to grow. Immigration is a hotly contested issue and favors the Dems with this voting block. Even if the GOP promises the world, if there is no “free” involved, the GOP gets nothing. Nada. Zilch. Let’s suppose, hypothetically, that they do get something. At what cost and to whom? Should we just have open borders and open the flood gates so that established citizens are left out in the cold and lose their American dream that they have worked so hard for, following,the rules and paying,their dues?

Which brings me forward to this: last night I was at a church in the area. The place was slammed with people and there were two buses in the parking lot. There was a meeting going on inside for this group, as churches often have various meetings for different things. What bothered me about this were the buses, decorated with this bold statement: “Immigration Reform and Amnesty Now”. Oops. So reforming immigration laws, which do need to be changed to obtain the brightest and necessary talent, is tied to amnesty. This is a progressive argument. When someone like the GOP talks about being for immigration reform, is that really the whole story? Is it being sought with amnesty, on the backs of all American citizens? Can you have one without the other? What about those laws and the Constitution that spell this out? Then again, where have all the conservatives in the GOP gone? Who’s party is it anyway?

Feinstein and the Senate Intelligence Committee. That is what you call an oxymoron, headed by a useless moron. Since she believes she is being spied upon by the CIA, she is going after 10 year old (or older) documents on torture that the CIA did. And of course Reid, Pelosi and a litany of other morons are jumping on the bandwagon. Here’s what is going on. Now this is what you call diversion. We have too many important things yet to be resolved but nothing is more important than something we STOPPED doing many years ago.

So waterboarding and nudity is torture. I mean, it isn’t like pulling out fingernails or electric shock to the testicles or whippings and beatings. But if you want to look at torture, think about: the kid in his car with the stereo on full blast or Reid, Obama, Biden, Pelosi…..all those irrational politicians opening their mouths and blathering BS or a parent taking away car keys or an iPhone from their kids or only eating school lunch or Brittany Spears or……me having to read the inane statements from progs on this blog. Was there REALLY torture done here by the CIA? Do we REALLY care now? And Feinstein wants these documents whole and not redacted. Bwahahahaha!!! No hypocrisy there, right? Why doesn’t she just go after the CIA for Benghazi? More benefits can be had there but this is just another circus of revenge and distraction. LOOK! A squirrel!!!